About

History


Ascot Women’s Hockey Club was established in 1959 when a group of Ascot Primary School Students, along with their President and Coach, Eileen Grealy and School Headmaster and Patron, Bob Meibusch, decided to form a club to participate in fixtures at the newly established venue at Downey Park. The girls played in their school uniform (blue tunics) and trained at Cosby Park. All members by unwritten agreement pledged themselves to keep alive the sporting spirit that had, by example of their Headmaster, guided their school activities. 


In our first season (1959) we had three (3) teams. These teams were B Grade and 2 juniors – gaining 2nd, 4th and 5th positions. By the next year (1960) our top team was in A Reserve and took out the premierships with a 3rd in C Grade and a 2nd for the Junior team. A good start!

 

In the 1980’s our club changed colours to be predominately red/navy, as there were so many other clubs which wore blue. To this day, our club colours still remain a red/navy shirt, red skirt and navy socks.

 

Over the years we have grown to having teams in the Turf, Grass and Masters Competition. In 2017, Ascot had 10 teams in the BWHA competition. These teams included Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4, Grass DP1, Grass DP2, Grass DP4 Grass DP5 and Monday Masters 1 and Monday Masters 2. Our junior players come from our feeder Club Arana Ascot Hockey Club, which was established in 1994 by members of our club who recognised the importance of the ongoing development of players for the future.

 

We are proud to have players from our club that have represented Brisbane, Queensland and Australia, including current player Angie Lambert OAM who is a 3 X Olympian & Olympic Gold Medalist.

 

We are also honoured to have officials who have dedicated a lot of their time to hockey and our club. 

 

In 2016 Faye Wastell OAM, a past president of our club and a Life Member of the Brisbane Women's Hockey Association received the Order of Australia Medal for service to hockey and to the community. Also in 2016 Faye received further recognition by Qsport and was the recipient of a 'Service to Sport' Award at the Queensland Sports Awards.

 

Ascot has been extremely fortunate to have many fantastic Administrators in our Club over these years and we acknowledge their massive contribution to Hockey and in particular Ascot Women’s Hockey Club.

 

Our turf teams train at the State Hockey Centre, Colmslie and Easts Hockey Tiger Turf, Carina. Our grass teams train at Tramway Street, Ferny Grove.

 

If you would like any further information regarding Ascot Women’s Hockey Club, please contact our club secretary, Kate Smith on 0438 242 675 or ascotwhc@gmail.com.


Regards

Teresa Kuss

President

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